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Has it really been one year since we started this blog?

Happy Blogoversary!

Blogoversary! uncha-uncha-uncha

We started this blog on February 2nd, 2010: so what better way to recap one year in the blog-o-sphere with a list of my favorite posts, sexy time posts, and of course our favorite food porn.

Most favorite posts:

1. Boeuf Bourguignon and guest Chef Fornication Francois : This is one of my favorite posts because I actually write a character evolution piece using food and Julia Child as the vehicle. Brings me back to my creative writing class in college. I am most proud of this post.

 2. Cantankerous Clams – Cause you’re gonna want to lick the bowl clean : Start to finish, step by step, almost all pictures. Keepin it real yo.

3. What is the best part of a McDonalds cheeseburger? : This post/memory drove me back to childhood…like hanabata days kine. Almost like that moment in Ratatouille where one is thrust back into childhood. The post obv not so much about the actual food itself, but the actions around food that drives us to eat.

4. Iron Chef Cat Cora meets a stoned stager and photographer : My attention to gas station details are second to none.

5. Chef Rick Bayless, as an orphan, were you found on the steps of a church wrapped in a tortilla shell? : Did you just picture Chef Bayless IN a tortilla shell? I did.

Sexy time posts:

1. Top Chef Jennifer Carroll in a bikini, Bacon bikini, Padma licking BBQ sauce sweaty-naked or https://quarrylanefarms.wordpress.com/2011/01/16/beach-fufu-drink-top-chef-boobs-thanks-chefjencarroll-damn-you-ericripert-caymancookout/ : The first started out as we mocked another Cleveland blogger. But with the popularity of Top Chef and BravoTV, these two posts seem to be very popular thanks to the bikini pictures, Chef Eric Ripert’s je ne sais quoi, and of course Host Padma Lakshmi licking. Grab a kleenex.

2. Wear your bikini for the 120lbs of pig Happy 4th of July – #oinkfest2010 : Cause our foodie friends are way cool esp since the piggy was so. damn. good. and the hot chicks in bikinis were outstanding. Love America on the 4th of July.

3. Symon Fieri QuarryLaneFarms Brown and DeLaurentiis: All in one place – Cleveland : One picture at the end (thanks HD) makes this post worth visiting. You’ll need a moment.

Food porn:



1. The Best Burger in the world is… : This post is still causing plenty of controversy. Food porn indeed as my vote for the best burger in the world.

2. Gigantic smoked turkey leg…Disneyland style. : Lotsa people with large pieces of meat. Nuff said.

3. @Nomnomtruck – The best banh mi sandwich ever #perfection #hotchick : The detail and close up/macro shots we took of this amazing sandwich is enough to get you a “culinary boner”.

Bonus: B-Y-O-Bacon at Mhenry in Chicago #eggslut : Just look at the last picture post. Happens to me all the time. “Don’t move, I’ll get you a towel…”

Entree the proverbial Bourdain phrase: “So what have we learned?” Well, I can easily say we here at QuarryLaneFarms enjoy our successes/failures of cooking, writing, photography, and of course eating. Our belief remains: Sharing your food is really sharing your soul, your thoughts, your imagination, and most importantly, the history of your family.

Thank you to all of our readers.

Special thanks to Joolie, Snoozie, Curtis, Giner, Sneakerhead, KHWattz, Ms. Veggie, Mr. Drenalin and of course all of our families. We’d be lost without you.

A wise friend said to me, “Keep drinking cause it gets better!”

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Reporting live from QuarryLaneFarms…

Last time we went to the Fabulous Food Show was 2007. Had a great time with Chef NAP8000 and his wife TAG. 

We didn’t go in 2008 because the lineup sucked balls. 

We didn’t go in 2009 because the lineup was poor…also a few “celebrities” cancelled. Lame-o. 

But in 2010? Our favorites have come back home to party. 

Why should you go? Well, lets take a look at the headliners for the weekend of November 12-14, 2010 for the Fabulous Food Show

Michael Symon (@mdsymon): Great onscreen personality, superb Chef, and most importantly, awesome Cleveland representative. Nuff said, support Clevelanders. 

We're not kidding, IRL, Chef Symon is that hilarious too

Guy Fieri (@ChefGuyFieri): Fresh from his stint in Hawaii filming with our family at Hanks Haute Dogs (@hankshautedogs), Guy’s career has exploded after winning The Next Food Network Star in 2006. Everything about him should offend everyone like his gawdy jewelry, faux hair, and fake-food-phrases like “bank-money” or “out-of-bounds”. Instant channel changer. But oddly, Guy makes everything work and does a great job as the host and personality of numerous shows. Secret man crush. 

Triple-D at Hanks Haute Dogs in Hawaii

Alton Brown: One of our favorite TV personalities! Long before his Iron Chef commentary, Alton has been a favorite Food Network personality. Had a few great conversations with him back when he was JUST getting into TV, and yes he had more hair then too. Alton looks at food scientifically – and that to us is pretty dang important. And you are correct – he’s not a chef, but his appeal to the general audience is superb. Several pictures of Alton with our staff hang in the kitchen at QuarryLaneFarms. We’d show you the pictures, but that’s another post. 

Mr. Wizard of the Food Network - Alton Brown

Giada DeLaurentiis (@GDeLaurentiis): Granddaughter of the famous LA movie director Dino, Giada lives up to the hype of an incredible onscreen personality and great chef. Since a career move from “private chef” to FoodNetwork icon – it’s been non-stop for Giada as she headlines numerous shows and events. What’s the hottest part about Giada? She’s a classically trained Le Cordon Bleu Chef. HOT! And yes, our entire staff is in love with her. 

Holey Moley Giada

Mark your calendars for November 12-14, 2010 at the IX Center in Cleveland…cause we’ll be there. 

Reporting from QuarryLaneFarms…

Congrats to Highway Inn, Germaine’s Lu’au, Nico’s at Pier 38, and especially our Ohana (family) in Hawaii, Hank’s Haute Dogs on Oahu, Hawaii. All places featured on Diner’s Drive-Inns and Dives on Food Network just last night. AWESOME!!!

Guy Fieri and Hank

We are so proud that Guy Fieri named Hank, “Captain of Encased Meats.”

Hank should have responded, "That's what she said..."

Also cameo appearances by Michael and Ashley too. Sweet!

Kinda wished they got the youngest member, Baby Audrey, on the show too.

Alohas to D-D-D

I can’t begin to tell you how much I want a hot dog now….Best hot dogs I ever ate…Chicago dog…Bratwurst….Portuguese dog….Fat boy…..Hawaiian Dog…….Chicken dog…..Polish Dog….Chorizo dog…..Andouille dog…..Duck and Foie gras dog…..Rabbit and veal dog…..Alligator dog……Kobe beef dog……Lobster dog…..Awesome French Fries….Sweet onion rings…..with of course all the dipping sauces….lilikoi punch….hibiscus lemonade…pineapple ice…Man, my mouth is watering. Is it lunch yet?

Alohas!

Reporting live from QuarryLaneFarms

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